Automated Fabrication for Low-Volume Applications
Currently, the dominant technology used in the manufacture of mass-market automobile structures is sheet-metal stamping because of its suitability for producing accurate, strong, durable components in large quantities. While cost-effective and fast for high-volume applications, the cost of manufacturing stamping dies is difficult to profitably amortize over a low-volume product in any but the most high-priced vehicle segments. This study examines the application of automated fabrication technologies as an alternative to stamping for the production of low-volume body structure components, including the impacts on both design and performance.
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- Abstract reprinted with permission of SAE International.
- Castillo, Brian
- Automotive Technical Papers
- Location: Warrendale Pennsylvania
- Date: 2020-1-1
- Publication Date: 2020-10-21
- Media Type: Web
- Features: References;
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Automation; Automobile industry; Costs; Fabrication; Manufacturing; Motor vehicle bodies; Production; Sheet metal; Vehicle body components
- Subject Areas: Construction; Highways; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 01761205
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: SAE International
- Report/Paper Numbers: 2020-01-5103
- Files: TRIS, SAE
- Created Date: Dec 14 2020 3:08PM